Gone are the days of posterboard presentations. Google’s science fair recruited life-changing ideas from teenagers across the globe — language was no issue, nor was subject matter. Here are the winners of the second annual science fair.
Jonah Kohn, 14, wanted the more than 30 million Americans with hearing loss to experience music in a meaningful way. So, the San Diego native created a “multi-frequency tactile device” that breaks up the sound spectrum and then attaches to various parts of the user’s body, literally making one’s body a speaker. His idea was hatched after learning he could experience music by putting his teeth on a guitar, so his device filters sound into frequency ranges for a new full-body musical experience. And Kohn, from San Diego, Calif., got to hear the sweet sound of success as he won the top prize in the 13-14 age group.